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Alaska Automated Its Weather Stations and Created a Snow Data Disaster

Twice a day at National Weather Service Offices nationwide, personnel release weather balloons to measure atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity and wind speed. In Nome, Alaska, Bob TenEyck or his partner would do that at 3 a.m., a few hours after measuring the snow depth and snowfall. For 112 years, these snow…Read more...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, Snow, Data, Alaska, Climate Science, Nome Alaska, Bob TenEyck


Iditarod looks for relevance as race across Alaska starts

By MARK THIESSEN ANCHORAGE, Alaska — When 57 mushers line up Sunday for the official start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, it will be the second-smallest field in the past two decades. Only last year’s field of 52 was smaller. Interest in the world’s most famous sled dog race has waned in recent years, in part because of smaller cash prizes that make it difficult for mushers to compete in an expensive sport. Animal rights activists also have stepped up pressure on sponsors to drop their sup...
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4 children found alive in remote part of Alaska after being stranded by blizzard for 27 hours

The remote village of Nunam Iqua is located about 160 miles northwest of Bethel. (AccuWeather) Four children between the ages of 2 and 14 were found alive, but suffering from severe hypothermia, on Monday after becoming lost in a blizzard for 27 hours near Nunam Iqua, Alaska, a remote community with a population of less than 200, according to the 2010 census.Alaska State Troopers have identified the children as 14-year-old Christopher Johnson, 8-year-old Frank Johnson, 7-year-old Ethan Camill...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Alaska, Associated Press, Accuweather, Paul Walker, Camille, Anchorage, Walker, Bethel, Trey, Nome Alaska, Alaska Public Media, Alphonso Thomas, Christopher Johnson, KTUU TV


CS Video: Julianne Nicholson & Willem Dafoe on Disney’s Togo

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: Julianne Nicholson & Willem Dafoe on Disney’s Togo ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to sit down with stars Julianne Nicholson and Willem Dafoe to chat about Disney’s new film Togo. You can check out the interviews now in the player below and stream the original feature on Disney+! RELATED: Disney+ Togo Trailer: Willem Dafoe Stars in the Untold True Story Togo is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that treks across the treacherous terrain of the Ala...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Streaming, Togo, Nicholson, Julianne Nicholson, Nome Alaska, Tom Flynn, Willem Dafoe, Movie News, Seppala, Michael Gaston, Kim Zubick, Ericson Core, Disney Plus, Julianne Nicholson Willem Dafoe


In Nome, Alaska, review of rape ‘cold cases’ hits a wall

The two cops — the cold case detective from Virginia and the evidence technician from Alaska — had a mission. Sift through more than a decade of grim stories from this small city set between the Bering Strait and Alaska’s western tundra. Nome’s new police chief, another Virginia transplant, asked the two to untangle whether the city’s police department had failed hundreds of people — most of them Alaska Native women — who had reported they’d been sexually assaulted.
Tags: News, Virginia, Alaska, Bering Strait, Alaska Native, Nome Alaska, Nome


Alaska city’s insurance lawyer to handle rape claim case

NOME, Alaska (AP) — An official in a small Alaska town said Wednesday that an attorney hired by the city’s insurance company is handling a claim by a former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man raped her in her home. Nome’s interim City […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Alaska, Northwest, Nome Alaska


Alaska woman who filed rape claim against city gets attorney

NOME, Alaska (AP) — An official in a small Alaska town said Wednesday that an attorney hired by the city’s insurance company is handling a claim by a former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man raped her in her home. Nome’s interim City […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Alaska, Northwest, Nome Alaska


Nome police chief quits after 13 months on the job

NOME, Alaska (AP) — The police chief who led efforts to audit more than 460 old sexual assault cases in Nome is quitting after 13 months on the job. Chief Bob Estes will end his contract within the next 90 days. Estes said the department has made improvements but noted the loss of personnel in […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northwest, ESTES, Nome Alaska, Nome, Bob Estes


Alaska man dies while water-skipping over opening in ice

NOME, Alaska (AP) — A western Alaska man died after attempting to skip his snowmobile over open water. Alaska State Troopers say 27-year-old Travis Fagerstrom of Golovin died Sunday night in water outside the coast village. Troopers say Fagerstrom, accompanied by friends, had been using his snowmobile to water skip across a 30-foot (9-meter) opening […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Nome Alaska, Alaska State Troopers, Fagerstrom, Golovin, Travis Fagerstrom


Alaska Relies on Ice. What Happens When It Can’t Be Trusted?

Climate change is warming Alaska faster than any other state, bringing early thaws that create hazards and disrupt long-established ways of life.
Tags: Transportation, News, Global Warming, Alaska, Ice, Rivers, Arctic Ocean, Chukchi Sea, Bering Sea, Snowmobiles, Mines and Mining, Whales and Whaling, Hunting and Trapping, Spring (Season, Arctic Regions, Nome (Alaska


Helicopter lifts 3 men off ice floe drifting off Nome

NOME, Alaska (AP) — Three men were rescued from an ice floe that broke loose from shore ice outside Nome. Alaska State Troopers say 43-year-old John Culp Jr., 33-year-old James Gibson and 45-year-old Phillip Rode were plucked off the ice by helicopter. Their hometowns were not immediately available. Troopers just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday took […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northwest, Nome Alaska, Nome, JAMES GIBSON, Nome Alaska State Troopers, John Culp Jr, Phillip Rode


Wyatt Earp was a gunfighter, gambler and gung-ho for California

Wyatt Earp died in Los Angeles 90 years ago Jan. 13, 1929. He is famous for his part in the O.K. Corral gunfight in Tombstone, Arizona, but lived most of his life and is buried in California. It wasn’t until after his death that Wyatt Earp was glorified as a gunfighting lawman. During his life, only one film mentioned him by name, and Earp traveled the West mostly as a gambler, brothel owner/bouncer and boxing referee. 1848: Wyatt Earp is born in Monmouth, Illinois. He is the fourth child of N...
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Movies You Won’t Believe Are Based On True Stories

At first glance, the script for War Dogs probably read like an outlandish action comedy.How could a couple of stoner dudes from Miami secure a $300 million contract to supply arms to the U.S. government? How could the Pentagon supply tens of millions of shoddy weapons to Afghani troops fighting Al Qaeda and the Taliban? How could the U.S. government be tricked into purchasing decomposing, 40-year-old munitions that were culled from a Communist surplus stockpile or manufactured cheaply in China ...
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Officer rehired after admitting to punching homeless woman

NOME, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska police officer who admitted to punching a homeless woman while on duty has been rehired. The Anchorage Daily News reports former Nome Police Community Services Officer Carl Putman has been rehired as a police dispatcher after losing his job in February and pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault. Prosecutors say […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Anchorage Daily News, Nome Alaska, Nation & World, Nome Police Community Services, Carl Putman


Travel News: August 6, 2018

TSA considering ending screening at small airports Travel Weekly The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports. It is unclear how advanced the proposal is and whether it will ever be adopted. Still, aviation-security experts reacted with alarm, saying that dropping security at smaller airports could make those flights an inviting target for terrorists.   Will election violence derail Zimbabwe’s tour...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Italy, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Tsa, Silversea, Western Europe, News And Deals, Harare, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Nome Alaska, Silversea Expeditions, Northeast Passage USA, Silver Explorer, Tromsø Norway Mandarin Oriental


The Wolf in the Dog House

A re-post from January 2012. A reader writes to ask about the putative origin of dogs. It seems she was listening to Science Friday and they referenced this story from PlosOne: Evidence of the Earliest Domestication Disrupted by the Last Glacial Maximum She wonders how the transformation from wolf to dog could have occurred in so many diverse geographical areas. If one wolf pup was taken in by humans in Nome, Alaska another in Brittany, France, and another in the Fertile Crescent of I...
Tags: New York, Pets, Iraq, Maine, Middle East, Romania, Greenland, Wolves, Wolf, New Guinea, Dog House, Nome Alaska, Brittany France, PBurns, China the Middle East France Ethiopia Oregon, Philippines Village


Dafoe Joins Disney’s Sled Dog Movie Togo

Dafoe joins Disney’s Sled Dog movie Togo According to The Hollywood Reporter, Willem Dafoe has signed on for Togo, a live action film about the 1925 serum run to Nome Alaska made famous in the Seymour Reit book Race Against Death: A True Story of the Far North and the 1995 animated movie Balto. The film is being developed to premiere exclusively on Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Dafoe will play Leonard Seppala, the owner and sled driver of Togo who rode the longest and most dangerous pa...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Alaska, Togo, Nome Alaska, Nome, Balto, Tom Flynn, Willem Dafoe, Movie News, Dafoe, Seppala, Seymour Reit


25 Incredible, Real Historical Events That Will Warm Your Heart

In 1925, a deadly Diphtheria outbreak threatened to eradicate the entire town of Nome, Alaska, which was cut off from the rest of the world by a brutal Alaskan winter...
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The 11 Greatest Animated Movie Dogs

With the release of Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, there is an important question that has been stuck in the center of my mind: who are the best animated dogs in movie history? There is no shortage of options. From Disney’s personal collection of pups, to those created by other studios, who are the best of the best when it comes to animated canines? Let’s take a look at some of those fantastic four-legged friends. Some you will know instantly, while others deserve so much more respect than they’v...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Fox, Animation, Wes Anderson, Billy Joel, Kevin Bacon, Brooklyn Bridge, Oliver, James Horner, Tod, Nome Alaska, Balto, Isle of Dogs, Featured Stories Sidebar


Nome, Alaska, gets fresh review as possible US Arctic port

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking a fresh look at improving the historic Alaska port of Nome for serving Arctic-bound ships. The Corps last week entered into an agreement with the city of Nome to examine whether benefits justify costs of navigation improvements. A joint federal-state study started in […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Corps, U S Army Corps of Engineers, Anchorage Alaska, Nome Alaska, Nome, US Arctic, Nation & World


Nome officials identify woman killed in building fire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — City officials have identified a woman who died in a fire at a Nome, Alaska, bar and hotel. KTVA reports that 63-year-old Betty Haugen died in the fire on Tuesday. Staff from the state fire marshal’s office headed to Nome the same day to investigate the cause. Officials estimate the fire […]
Tags: News, Anchorage Alaska, Nome Alaska, Nome, KTVA, Nation & World, Betty Haugen


Iditarod Sled Dogs Test Positive For Banned Substance

At the end of this year's annual run to Nome, Alaska, several dogs from a single team tested positive for a banned pain killer, the race board says.(Image credit: Ellamarie Quimby/AP)
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Balto Speaks!

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” This popular quote from Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk certainly rings true in New York City, where fans of Fidos can now call to hear the “voice” of a canine whose courage still speaks volumes about the loyal nature of our four-legged companions. Balto Speaks A Siberian Husky born in 1919, Balto gained fame in 1925 as the leader of a pack of sled dogs who charged through treacherous conditions on the last leg of a life-saving mission...
Tags: Travel, Pets, New York City, US, Alaska, San Diego, Copenhagen, Orhan Pamuk, Berlin Germany, London England, Helsinki Finland, Vilnius Lithuania, Nome Alaska, Frederick Douglass, Balto, Nenana


Sailing To The North Pole, Thanks To Global Warming

A crew plans to leave Nome, Alaska Thursday and sail to the North Pole. The voyage may now be possible due to sea ice melt in the Arctic caused by climate change.
Tags: News, Arctic, Nome Alaska


This explorer is going on an expedition to the North Pole in a way that's never been done — by sailboat

Pen Hadow and a small crew are sailing to the North Pole with two yachts. Past explorers reached the top of the world on dogsleds or skis, but now the ice may be thin enough for small boats to get there. The team hopes to show the world the strange creatures that live in the region as a way to encourage people to protect it. Picture the North Pole. What does it look like in your mind? Ice as far as the eye can see? In the past, that is what the area looked like, even in summer. The first expl...
Tags: Trends, Arctic, Antarctica, Greenland, North Pole, Bagheera, Nome Alaska, Pen Hadow, Hadow, Arctic Mission Hadow, Central Arctic Ocean


Arctic summit: Alaskan fears amid the vanishing ice

James Cook reports from Nome, Alaska, with climate change high on the agenda at an Arctic summit.
Tags: News, James Cook, Nome Alaska


Movies You Won’t Believe Are Based On True Stories

At first glance, the script for War Dogs probably read like an outlandish action comedy.How could a couple of stoner dudes from Miami secure a $300 million contract to supply arms to the U.S. government? How could the Pentagon supply tens of millions of shoddy weapons to Afghani troops fighting Al Qaeda and the Taliban? How could the U.S. government be tricked into purchasing decomposing, 40-year-old munitions that were culled from a Communist surplus stockpile or manufactured cheaply in China ...
Tags: Utah, Fashion, Music, Hbo, England, Tibet, Australia, Scotland, China, India, Georgia, Thailand, Taliban, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo Dicaprio, Miami


Hic Sunt Dracones

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‘Underwater Gold Rush’ on Discovery Goes HD with Aqua-Vu Underwater Camera

Wild Ranger Aqua-Vu Crosslake, Minn. -(Ammoland.com)- The allure of treasure hunting remains as strong and zealous as the day The Great Belzoni unearthed the colossal bust of Ramesses II in the early 19th century, or when explorer Mel Fisher chanced upon a now-legendary $450 million cache aboard a Spanish wreck in 1985.The modern day “gold rush” is indeed alive and well, as men such as Captain Vernon Adkinson of Discovery Channel’s Bering Sea Gold reality show mine the sea floor for copiou...
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‘Underwater Gold Rush’ on Discovery Goes HD

Wild Ranger Aqua-Vu Crosslake, Minn. -(Ammoland.com)- The allure of treasure hunting remains as strong and zealous as the day The Great Belzoni unearthed the colossal bust of Ramesses II in the early 19th century, or when explorer Mel Fisher chanced upon a now-legendary $450 million cache aboard a Spanish wreck in 1985.The modern day “gold rush” is indeed alive and well, as men such as Captain Vernon Adkinson of Discovery Channel’s Bering Sea Gold reality show mine the sea floor for copiou...
Tags: Guns, Discovery Channel, Central Minnesota, Bering Sea, Nome Alaska, Mel Fisher, Shooting Media News